Machine Operator

Posted: 07/08/2022

Job Title:         Machine Operator
                        1st shift: 6am – 2pm
                        2nd Shift: 2:00pm – 10:00pm
                            3rd Shift: 10:00pm – 6:00am
                            Part Time – 9am – 2pm

Department:  Production Department (Medina)
Reports To:     Production Supervisor (Medina)
The person fulfilling this role is able to produce candles of the highest quality by operating one or more machines used in the production of candles and related products.
Essential Functions
  • Produces candles and related products using several processes including, but not limited to, pouring, extruding, pressing and dipping.
  • Measures, records and adjusts machines to maintain product consistency according to documented process and quality specifications. Records this data into the Root production tracking system.
  • Minimizes downtime and scrap, and makes recommendations on improving performance.
  • Performs pre-shift inspections and trouble-shoots machines and raw materials issues.
  • Performs machine/product changeovers including changing of dies, molds, wax blends, wick, blocks, fill heights and cutting blades.
  • Works and communicates with other functional and support departments as needed.
  • Able to work extended shifts and hours, including holidays and weekends, in order to meet business needs.
  • Keeps work area safe, clean and orderly.
  • Able to perform other tasks as assigned or needed.
Education, Training, and/or Experience
•    Ability to read, write and perform basic math.
  • 2+ years of machine operating experience in a manufacturing/industrial operation
  • High school diploma or GED
Personal Skills and Abilities
•    Openness to new ideas and a desire to learn.
  • Solid Interpersonal and communication skills.
•    Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
•    Good manual dexterity and coordination.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS described here are representative of those that must be routinely met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
  1. Stands 8+ hours a day.
  2. Lifting and manual work generally limited to less than 25 lbs. maximum.
  3. Must be able to tolerate hot conditions, especially in the summer.
This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of The A.I. Root Co.